GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn — Winter weather is on the way after a 39 degree balmy Wednesday!
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch and advisories through Friday night. The system is expected to elbow its way into the state by Thursday morning's rush hour, in the form of a sloppy wintry mix.
That wintry mix will turn to snow by later in the day Thursday. Winds will pick up through the late-day hours as the low moves east.
The low pressure system will stall out just to our east and sit there for most of Friday. We will have a prolonged light snow event, with accumulations looking likely for most of the state (including the metro) by Friday night. Colder and quieter weather begins on Saturday and lasts through Monday.
We're looking at a prolonged window of light snowfall. The longer the system lingers, the more snow we'll get. Amounts are still in question, but it's looking likely we'll at least have to bust out the shovels. Most of the snow should wrap up by Saturday morning.
Highs drop back into the 20s by the weekend, and a few forecast models have even colder temps not too far behind, arriving next week.
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